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‘Twas the Night Before SHOT Show

'Twas the night before Shot Show, And all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, Except for my spouse. The luggage was packed, In the car with great care, In hopes that St. Nugent Soon would be there. The vendors were … [Read More...]

Sig's new 300 AAC Blackout offering.

New 300 AAC Blackout Ammo from Sig Sauer

After hearing about the new Sig MCX short barrel rifle, the first model of which is optimized for 300 Blackout, I figured Sig would extend the new ammunition line with an optimized round for the MCX. Unlike every other firearm on the market, the SIG … [Read More...]

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Hogzilla

Somewhat by accident, I might have stumbled on an interesting Hogzilla antidote. The pistol is an FNX 45 Tactical. With a 15 round magazine, it's ready for a whole passel of irritable bacons in training. For ammo, we're going all Hogzilla medicine. … [Read More...]

Handgun Ammunition

Handgun Caliber Doesn’t Matter

“It's not the size mate, it's how you use it.” Nigel Powers, Super Spy Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) Wise words for a comedy movie and certainly relevant to the never-ending caliber wars. What caliber is best for concealed carry? If … [Read More...]

The Boberg design offers a lot of bang for the size with its bullpup-like design.

The Boberg Backwards Bullpup Pistol

Pistols aren't all that great. I mean, I don’t want to get shot by one, but they're certainly not the miracle fight stopping death ray that many think they are. By their very nature, handguns are all about compromise. A rifle or shotgun (or in my … [Read More...]

The CMMG 22AR Bravo Conversion

22 AR-15 Conversion Kits: Myth or Maxim?

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to reject, at least temporarily, internet hearsay. You know what Abraham Lincoln said about the internet, right? “Four score of lies, myths, exaggerations and urban legends.” That’s a long way of saying lots of … [Read More...]

Silencer Sunday supplies.

Silencer Sunday

I had the opportunity for a range outing with my son and a couple of his friends today. Somehow, we got a bug up our collective butt that today should be proclaimed Silencer Sunday. It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Assembling some guns … [Read More...]

The SilencerCo Saker 556 with included wrenches for assembly / disassembly.

A Look at SilencerCo’s Saker 556 Suppressor

For a little baby bullet in a little baby cartridge, the .223 Remington / 5.56mm sure makes a lot of noise. Unsuppressed, you can figure the noise level at about 165 decibels, varying, of course with rifle type, barrel length, etc. That's  louder … [Read More...]

The NRA Annual Meeting 2014, Indianapolis, IN.

Nine Shooting Industry Predictions for 2015

2014 marked a return to some semblance of normalcy in our industry. Whew, the past couple of years have been a pain. Too little product and too high prices. In 2015, we'll get back to a sane business model with new products and broad availability. … [Read More...]